Legalized Marijuana and Car Accidents

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) has reported that car accidents have risen by about 3% in states that have legalized marijuana. The HLDI stated that: “More drivers admit to using marijuana, and it is showing up more frequently among … Read More

Jason T. Komninos, Esq. Featured at Fairleigh Dickinson Seminar on Drugs and Ethics

On June 14, 2016, I participated in a seminar titled “Drugs and Ethics in Municipal Court.” This seminar was a part of a series of continuing legal education seminars at Fairleigh Dickinson University. The seminar featured a distinguished panel of … Read More

US Supreme Court Rules Prolonged Traffic Stop Unreasonable

On April 21, 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided Rodriguez v. United States. The case involves a dog sniff conducted after the completion of a traffic stop. In this case, a K-9 officer pulled Rodriguez over after watching his … Read More

NJ Supreme Court Upholds Search and Overturns Pena-Flores

On September 24, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a ruling in State v. Witt which overturned the Court’s previous ruling in State v. Pena-Flores regarding police searches of automobiles. In State v. Pena-Flores, the defendant was placed under … Read More

Odor of Marijuana and Probable Cause

On September 8, 2015, the Appellate Division of New Jersey decided the case of State v. Myers. In this case, the defendant was arrested for a marijuana offense. The defendant tried to argue that since medical marijuana is now allowed … Read More

ICE Conducts Targeted Enforcement in New Jersey

On July, 6, 2015 it was reported that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted an enforcement effort in New Jersey. The three-day effort resulted in the arrests of 69 aliens with criminal convictions. Arrests were made in multiple cities such … Read More

Police Not Exempted from Search Warrant Requirement in State v. Wright

On May 19, 2015, the Supreme Court of New Jersey decided State v. Wright. In this case, a landlord discovered drugs in a tenant’s apartment after letting himself in with a plumber to repair a leak. The landlord called the … Read More